For the Common Good is a statewide project with the goal of facilitating the formation of local interagency linkage teams throughout Ohio. These local teams focus on improving services to at-risk youth and adults through the development of collaborative interagency linkages. Since 1990, 46 local linkage teams have been formed under the projectís auspices. Originally initiated as a result of the Family Support Act of 1988 (FSA) that required states to make educational services available to participants through the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, the project has now expanded its focus to all workforce development efforts and operates under the direction of a team composed of state-level staff.
Please see the Fact Sheet "Enhanced Services for Ohioans: Local Interagency Linkage Team Overview" and the Common Good newsletter "In Common" for more information about For the Common Good.